OCM Weekly Highlights
17th October 2010
OCM Official Website: www.olympic.org.my
16th Piala MABA for Under 16 – 16th October to 21st November 2010 at Stadium MABA, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur. MABA stands for Malaysian Basketball Association.
158th OCM Council Meeting – 30th October 2010 at 9.30 a.m. at Level 2C, Wisma OCM Phase II.
Malaysian Waterski & Wakeboard Championship Round 4 – 12th to 14th November 2010 at Precinct 6, Putrajaya.
7th Junior Under-16 (Boys & Girls) Softball National Championship – 20th to 22nd November 2010 at Sekolah Menengah Teknik Taiping, Kamunting, Perak.
Training of Trainers (TROT) – The Way to Effective Training – 25th to 28th November 2010, at Level 2C, OCM Training Hall, Wisma OCA, Phase II, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur
3rd Basic Sports Administration Course 2010 – 29th November to 2nd December 2010, at Carlton Holiday Hotel & Suites, Persiaran Akuatik Seksyen 13, Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
8h OCM-Tan Sri Alex Lee Charity Golf Tournament 2010 – 1st December 2010 at the Saujana Golf and Country Club.
14th National Olympic Academy Session for Young Sports Leaders 2011 – 25th to 30th January 2011 at Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur.
MAJOR SPORTS EVENTS 2010
XVII ANOC General Assembly 2010 – 20th to 22nd October 2010 at Acapulco, Mexico.
1st World Olympic Sport Convention – 23rd October 2010 at Acapulco, Mexico.
NOCs/IOC Executive Board Joint Meeting – 24th October 2010 at Acapulco, Mexico.
16th Asian Games Guangzhou 2010 – 12th to 27th November 2010, Guangzhou, China
29th Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) General Assembly 2010 -13th November 2010 at the Garden Hotel Guangzhou.
2nd Asian Beach Games Muscat 2010 – 8th to 16th December 2010, Muscat, Oman.
7th Asian Winter Games 2011, Astana-Almaty, Kazakhstan – 30th January to 6th February
Olympic Solidarity Olympic Scholarship Recipients
The Olympic Solidarity has approved Olympic Scholarship for training for the London 2012 Olympic Games to four elite Malaysian athletes. The Scholarship covers a monthly training allowance of US$1,000/= per athlete from September 2010 to August 2012 and an addition budget of US$5,000/= for the athlete to participate in international championships in order to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Each athlete has to sign an agreement with Olympic Solidarity for the Scholarship.
The following are the four athletes, who have been awarded the Scholarships:
- Dato’ Lee Chong Wei (Badminton).
- Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong (Badminton – Doubles Pair).
- Azizulhasni Awang (Track cycling).
- Yuvaraaj P. (Athletics - 400m).
Badminton and Cycling are under the Road to London Programme. The three Badminton players are training in Malaysia. Azizulhasni Awang trains in Melbourne, Australia. Yuvaraaj P. started training in the High Performance Training Centre in Kingston Jamaica, from 1st September 2010.
The signing of the agreement, by the athletes, representatives of their respective NSAs and OCM will be held in the OCM Board room at 3.00 p.m., Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur.
14th National Olympic Academy Session for Young Sports Leaders 2011
The 14th National Olympic Academy Session for Young Sports Leaders, organised by the National Olympic Academy of Malaysia will be held from 25th to 30th January 2011 at Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur. Affiliates of OCM are requested to nominate their representatives, to attend the above Session. The best Malaysian male and female participant will be selected to represent Majlis Olimpik Malaysia to attend the International Olympic Academy Session to be held in Olympia, Greece, in June/July 2011.
XIX Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010
The Delhi XIX Commonwealth Games 2010, was successfully concluded with a spectacular Closing Ceremony on 14th October 2010. Contrary to the doomsayers prediction of a badly organized XIX Commonwealth Games, the Organising Committee of the XIX Commonwealth Games managed to turn things around to organized one of the best Commonwealth Games to date.
The Commonwealth Games Association of Malaysia (Olympic Council of Malaysia), never had any doubts that the XIX Commonwealth Games would not be a resounding success. The CGA of Malaysia wishes to congratulate the Organising Committee of the XIX Commonwealth Games for their success and to thank them for their warm hospitality. The CGA of Malaysia wishes to congratulate the CGA of India for the outstanding performance of their athletes by winning 38 gold medals and a total of 101 medals, thereby achieving their best medal tally in the history of their participation in the Commonwealth Games.
The Malaysian Contingent, under the able leadership of the Chef de Mission, Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Abdul Halil surpassed the target of 10 gold medals. By winning 12 gold medals, thus achieving the most number of gold medals won in a Commonwealth Games. The previous best was 10 gold medals at the Kuala Lumpur 1998 Commonwealth Games. The 36 medals won, comprising 12 gold medals, 10 silver medals and 14 bronze medals, equaled the best total medals won in the 1998 Commonwealth Games.
All the Malaysian athletes performed their best and a number of them, who were participating in Delhi for exposure, out-did themselves by winning medals. A few athletes who were tipped to win medals, but did not, were not due to lack of trying or effort, but more to their opponents’ luck and also them performing beyond expectations. Rhythmic Gymnast, Elaine Koon, who was not expected to win a gold medal, surprised all Malaysians by being the top medal winner, with 5 individual medals, 1 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze. Pandalela Rinong was also outstanding winner 1 gold and 1 silver medal in Platform diving. Dato’ Nicol David finally won the Squash gold medal. For the men athletes, weightlifter Amirul Hamizan Ibrahim made a successful come-back to regain the gold medal in the 56 Kg. which he won at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, but was unable to participate in the 2006 Commonwealth Games due to suspension. Josiah Ng, although some would consider him as being lucky, was in a position to win the gold medal in the Keirin cycling event for Malaysia, when team mate Azizul Hasni Awang, the initial winner, was controversially disqualified. As expected, the Badminton team played well to win 4 of the 6 gold medals in contention. Unfortunately the women players could not win a gold medal at this Games, but won a silver medal through Wong Mew Choo, who put up a gallant display against the home-crowd favourite, in the womens’ singles final.
The CGA of Malaysia and the Malaysian Contingent wish to thank the Malaysian High Commission in New Delhi, in particular H.E. Dato’ Tan Seng Sung, as well as his staff, for their close monitoring of the situation in Delhi and providing the Malaysian Contingent, up-to-date status reports as well as advice. The CGA of Malaysia should also congratulate YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Tuanku Ja’afar, the Vice President and Chair of the Sports Committee of the CGF and Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. M. Jegathesan, Honorary Medical Adviser of the CGF, for the confident and quiet manner they carried out their duties in advising, supporting, encouraging, and managing the sports and the medical (including doping) aspects, respectively, of the XIX Commonwealth Games.
There seems to be some misunderstanding over the contribution and submission of articles for publication in the OCM Highlights. As everyone is aware, the OCM Highlights is an internet weekly newsletter, distributed to affiliates of OCM, the media, supporters, sponsors, staff, the IOC, CGF and OCA. Any sports organizations, including the affiliates of OCM and individuals could submit their articles and reports for publication in the OCM Highlights and credit is always given to the writer. The objective of the Highlights is to inform the media and the affiliates of OCM, some details of coming events and also some reports of past events.
As such it is the duty and responsibility of the people who organized their events to submit brief reports of their events to OCM for publication in the OCM Highlights. If no report is submitted by the organizers, then it is not the fault of OCM if their reports are not published. Some organizers take lots of pain to go into the house-keeping matters, which are normally carried out by the staff of OCM, but they neglect or are not interested to even provide a brief report of their events on their conclusion.
The affiliates of OCM that often submit reports of their events are the Malaysian Ice Hockey Federation, the Ice Skating Association of Malaysia, the Malaysian Handball Federation, and a few others. OCM welcomes and appeal to its affiliates to submit reports of their events for inclusion in the OCM Highlights.